Garden pests of 2013?

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eddie
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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by eddie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:59 am

Our cute cats & their friends who love to sit, lay down and fight in our new flowerbeds or like to dig up freshly sown seed and bulbs. And the snails and slugs invasion this year....

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by Blairs » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:42 am

eddie wrote:And the snails and slugs invasion this year....

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Interesting Eddie. It has been very dry across most of the UK, so the snail and slug population has been badly hit this year and that seems to show a corresponding rise in Caterpillar, red spider mites and other insect populations, going by everyone's replies.

Has it been a wetter spring/summer in NL for you to have lots of snails/slugs?

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by Rabbie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:20 pm

Caterpillers and cats.

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by DAVIDEVANS » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:02 pm

Definitely caterpillars. I didn't do anything about them. I enjoy butterflies in the garden so decided to do nothing but some plants especially the brugs really suffered.

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by jungle jas » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Cabbage White caterpillars, they arrived late and have made up for lost time. The bright spot is no squirrels, they have finally taken the hint and left the garden alone. :D icon_thumright

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by MonkeyDavid » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:29 am

DAVIDEVANS wrote:Definitely caterpillars. I didn't do anything about them. I enjoy butterflies in the garden so decided to do nothing but some plants especially the brugs really suffered.
Most of the caterpillars you find on your garden plants are probably moth caterpillars, there are much fewer butterfly species in the UK & they are very selective on the type of food plant, usually native plants we'd class as weeds

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by huporhaha » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:47 pm

Rabbits; Red deer; Rabbits; Roe Deer; Rabbits; Caterpillars; Rabbits; Lepus Curpaeums; Lapins; Kaninchen; Conigli; Conies; Conejos; Rabbits.......................

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by Conifers » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Springy wrote:... caterpillars (especially on brugmansia), ...
dorothy wrote:Caterpillars have been really bad for me this year. My brugsmania have been totally shredded ...
DAVIDEVANS wrote:.... especially the brugs really suffered.
Anyone know what species of caterpillar it is that can eat such a toxic plant?

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by Mick C » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:51 pm

huporhaha wrote:Rabbits; Red deer; Rabbits; Roe Deer; Rabbits; Caterpillars; Rabbits; Lepus Curpaeums; Lapins; Kaninchen; Conigli; Conies; Conejos; Rabbits.......................
You're just lucky you didn't get rabbits Hups. They can be a bit of a problem for some people, or so I'm told.

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:33 pm

Had them all this year sick of fighting them. ...and losing. :(
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

jungle jas

Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by jungle jas » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:52 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Had them all this year sick of fighting them. ...and losing. :(
Try a bit if weight training, it may give you the edge. :roll: :lol:

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Re: Garden pests of 2013?

Post by David York » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:29 am

Under glass, sciarid fly much worse this year. Also scale on palms, and these attract ants which milk them for their excretions!

Outdoors, leafhopper. The worst year it's ever been for me.
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